The catch phrase of Bravo TV's Project Runway star Tim Gunn, I was excited to meet the fashionisto (is that a word??) at BlogHer '09 and get a little nugget that would help me pull off a look and put my best foot forward.
My encounter with Tim would be my first opportunity to check in with a fashion expert/celebrity, share my physical insecurities and learn a trick or tip to make it all better.
Our 30 second chat would be the next best thing to him kissing my boo-boos, putting on a Band-Aid and sending me on my way.
On second thought, I don't really think he'd be down with kissing my boo-boos, and I don't know that I would be okay with that, either.
There we were, one-on-one, he signing a 8-by-10 glossy and me smiling and overly eager.
Here's how the conversation transpired:
Kate: Hi there, Tim. It's such a pleasure to meet you. I have a question for you - I'm a curvy lady, and I'm really searching for the right thing to make it work.
Tim: Well, I must tell you, I love curvy ladies (visualize with me: this was said in a dead pan flat expression that would have been perfectly punctuated with a finger snap.)
Kate: Well, I love that you love curvy ladies (ed. note: I know he doesn't really "love" curvy ladies. I'm guessing he doesn't even really love bears).
Tim: What you need to do is, well, you have a gorgeous face (said face begins blushing). You need to open it up here gesturing to the decolletage and play off that hour glass figure. Belts would be...
Kate: ...so I should "cinch" it (thoughts of David Spade and Chris Farley a la Gap Girls enter my mind)...
Tim: Oh yes. And..
Kate: Maybe a wrap dress?
Tim: Absolutely. You should stick to wrap dresses. You could totally make it work.
Anxiously waiting for my one-on-one with Mr. Gunn
After our brief chat, I thanked the man, shook his hand and posed for a photo with some of my Cincinnati blogging gal pals.
It was one of my better brushes with fame. And at least this time I got some good advice.
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